Wednesday, May 8, 2019

1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison.

A New Idea in Trunks
The Stallman Dresser Trunk
F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Clinton, Dutchess, New York, USA

1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison.
A correspondent of one of the New York papers, who confesses to have been a convict in Clinton (N. Y.) State Prison, thus relates his experience in the matter of punishment by the infernal machine... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 8, 1869

Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1885 - Fire
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the cottage of Rufus Brown, the cottage of George D.... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 8, 1885

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hot Cross Buns - Take two cups of milk, three of sugar, two eggs, half teaspoonful soda,...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1899 - Explosion
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 7. - Not only were all the buildings connected with the Woonsocket Driving Park burned this afternoon, but fifty pounds of dynamite stored in one of the stables exploded and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1899

"Cuticura soap, manufactured by the Potter Drug and Chemical company, is an antibacterial medicated soap in use since 1865. Noted Boston philanthropist George Robert White (1847-1922) was once the president and owner of Potter Drug and Chemical. Cuticura contains triclocarban instead of the more usual triclosan. These two antibacterial agents have very similar molecularity. By themselves they kill 99.99% of bacteria and microbes (like fungus spores) on contact. Cuticura soap has been in use, and is relatively unchanged, since 1865." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Toledo, Ohio, USA

1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below the city tonight at 10 o'clock. The naphtha launch, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1902

New London, Connecticut, USA

Special to The New York Times.

New London, May 7. - At an early hour this morning the famous Pequot House, which crowned the headland at the western entrance to New London harbor, took fire and... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1908

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and ...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
1803  May 8 - A freak spring storm produced heavy snow from southern Indiana to New England. The storm made sleighing possible in Massachusetts, but also ruined shade trees in Philadelphia.

1861  May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

1886  May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

1933 May 7, 1933 - Great Ellsworth Fire of 1933 destroyed 130 homes and downtown businesses.
FLAMES SWEEP ELLSWORTH, ME. Most of Town Doomed as 50 Business Buildings and 200 Dwellings Burn HALF-MILE WALL OF FIRE

The New York Times
New York, New York

1945  May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.

In 1664, the English seized New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and renamed it New York.

Quebec - Did you know? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses...Read MORE...

The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)
Picture of the Day

Visit Blandford, Massachusetts, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Glascow Hall

"Dueber Grand" Ladies' and Gentlemen's Riding Wheel
The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America
Price, $55.00 Net Cash

The Dueber Watch Works
Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died May 8


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